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THE CHIEF MARSHAL 

THE CLASS MARSHALS 

CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE 

INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS EMERITI 

THE GRADUATE FACULTY 

THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY 



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the 
Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in- 
dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a 
club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it 
gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative 
forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from 
mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial 
Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering 
Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. 

The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 



♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist 

INVOCATION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. 

College Minister 

SELECTION: "Build Thee More Stately Mansion" Mark Andrews 

Walker Durham, Tenor 
James Thompson, Jr., Accompanist 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Erwin A. Friedman, J.D. 

First District Regent 
University System of Georgia 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Elridge W. McMillan, L.H.D. 

Fifth District Regent 

University System of Georgia 

and Executive Director, Southern Education Foundation 

SELECTION: "Honor, Honor" Hall Johnson 

Magnon Washington, Soprano 
James Thompson, Jr., Accompanist 
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Charles Wade, Ed.D. 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 
School of Business 
Departments of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, and 

Business Administration and Office Administration Thomas R. Eason, Ph.D. 

School of Education Ida J. Gadsden, Ed.D. 

Armstrong State College 
School of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Department of Humanities and Fine Arts Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. 

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. 

School of Sciences and Technology 
Departments of Chemistry, Biology and Life Sciences, and 

Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. 

Departments of Engineering Technology and Home Economics .... Lester B. Johnson, Ph.D. 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. 

Acting President 
Assisted by Charles Wade 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Charles Wade 

CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Roy L. Jackson, B.S. 

Vice President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 
PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES 

FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven, M.S. 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander John Slaven 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Vera Sancte Spiritus" . . The Reverend Samuel Williams 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams 

SEVEN-FOLD AMEN 

♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar 

James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

♦The audience is requested to remain seated. 
♦♦The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. 



baccalaureate Degree* (Knnferrefc 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Accounting 

Brown, Terry Yevan Savannah 

Culbreath, Rosalind Renee Augusta 

Heller, Robert Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

Hunter, Gregory Savannah 

Jackson, Rosa Lee Savannah 

Robinson, Clarence Authur Savannah 

Finance 

Coleman, Angela Savannah 

General Business Administration 

Binns, Agnes M Athens 

Cobb, Bobbie Jean Macon 

Conyers, Joseph Matthew Bainbridge 

**Dean, Albert Hansom Savannah 

Hill, Dianne Marie Dry Branch 

Milledge, James Warren Savannah 

Williams, Tommy Camilla 

Management and Marketing 

Storms, William Russell New York, New York 

Williams, Jimmie Waldon Columbus 

Office Administration 
Varnedoe, Roszina Midway 



SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 



Elementary Education 

Branan, Presley Leonard Savannah 

Farmer, Barbara Ann Gilliard Savannah 

Frazier, Edvenna Johnson Savannah 

Murphy, Emma Katrina Savannah 

Ransom, Eddie LeWanda Robins Savannah 

Thomas, Sandra Colette Camilla 



SECONDARY EDUCATION 



Art Education 



Chirbas, James Charles Savannah 

Tootle, Weldon Savannah 



Business Education 
Williams, Michelle Savannah 

Physical Education 

Cooper, Roy Rogers Sylvania 

Kwawu, Leonard Teddy M Savannah 

Reeves, Melvin L Savannah 



Trade and Industrial Education 
Moore, Pierce Douglas 



SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 
English Language and Literature 
Latimer, Daisy Ann Benaa Savannah 



Criminal Justice 

Clark, Charles A Irvington, New Jersey 

Hightower, Anita Elizabeth Milledgeville 

Luten, Wanda Howell Savannah 

Jackson, James Eddie Adel 

Wallace, Saundra Renee Brooklyn, New York 

Wilkerson, Inez F Savannah 



Social Work 
Williams, Willie J Macon 

Political Science 
Lavender, Rhonda Avis Savannah 



SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 



Biology 



Cooper, Gladys Denise Waycross 

Sumner, Benjamin Baxley 



Chemistry 

♦♦Cochran, Clifford Alton Pelham 

♦♦Jones, Fred Savannah 



Mathematics 

Adams, Brenda S Summerville 

Elliott, LaVerne Shea Savannah 

Gibbons, J. B Savannah 

Kwawu, Geneva Roberts Savannah 

Wilson, Lillie E Savannah 



Electronics Engineering Technology 
Curry, Albert Edgefield, South Carolina 



Textiles and Clothing 
Williams, Pamela Denise Savannah 

**In absentia. 

NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive 
evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree 
and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 



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AUGUST 1980 GRADUATES 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 



Dwinda Denise Lewis BS Degree Livingstone College 1976 

Charles Schwartz BS Degree University of Illinois 1968 



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 



Pamela Kaye Bridges BS Degree Armstrong State College 1968 

Daniel W. Cleary, III BBA Degree Armstrong State College 1978 

John William Edwards, Jr BBA Degree Armstrong State College 1974 



Honor (Sraimatos 

August 19, 1980 



MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400-3.749) 

Albert Curry, Jr. 
Emma Katrina Murphy 



CUM LAUDE (3.000-3.399) 

James Chirbas 

Clifford Alton Cochran 

Edvenna Johnson Frazier 

Geneva Roberts Kwawu 

Leonard Teddy M. Kwawu 

Eddie LaWanda R. Ransom 



MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

Albert Curry 



USHERS 
N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 



Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 
To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. 
Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 
We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 
Help us know that life, short or long, 
Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

REFRAIN 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flow' rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 

— J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1980 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 18 

Upperclassmen, September 19 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody 
wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable 
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system 
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, 
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- 
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates 
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by 
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for 
all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred 
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn 
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the 
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part 
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn 
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. 
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- 
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down 
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the 
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and 
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and 
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made 
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their 
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may 
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them 
by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer 
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and 
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- 
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.